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american cities, including pittsburgh and new york. man: new york city went to philadelphia and said, "you know, we're thinking of developing a hudson river water supply -- what do you suggest we do?" and they said, "we've had "a lot of problems on the schuylkill. "don't go to the hudson river. go to the upland and work by gravity." and that's what new york city did. they first went to the hudson highlands, but 150 years later, it went to the delaware highlands. and really diverted the water that normally went to philadelphia to new york city. i don't think they anticipated that. narrator: the majority of new york city's drinking water comes from watersheds in upstate new york. a watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water. mountains act as a funnel to feed rivers and lakes. and in this case, reservoirs. in the new york city system, water is collected and stored in 19 reservoirs, which can hold more than a year's supply -- over 580 billion gallons of water. almost all of the system is fed by gravity, without the use of energy-consum
, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out. you got all that cold sitting around. it could be in the 20s, easily. and the windchill will be even worse. i wanted to mention that. and then, i got another threat, of course i do. wednesday into thursday, that cold air meets moisture in the south. does it sound familiar? it's not the same. i promise you, it's not the same. five-foot to ten-foot waves are possible. and some snow heading to some of the inland and higher elevation areas. i'll have more on this and the nation's weather coming up. for now, back to dan. >> just what we do not need in the disaster zone. ginger, thank you. >>> this morning, the feds say they are taking measures in the massive gas shortages. these are reminiscent of the 1970s gas crisis. people are starting to get very, very cranky out there. can this new action taken by fema and the military make a difference? alex perez is in clifton, new jersey. good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: dan, good
. almost a million people still without power this morning in the new york city area where overnight temperatures fell to the 30s. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is urging those without power to go to a shelter. city officials are handing out 25,000 blankets to those who refuse to leave their homes. >> i have no power. no generator but my house is intact. i won't have power for a week or so. >> most schools in new york city are scheduled to reopen tomorrow. a week after the storm hit. many students have trouble getting to school due to the shortage of gas and disruption to public transportation. janetny pal ton know -- janet napolitano is scheduled to visit new jersey. gas is rationing in that state. the storm is being blamed for 23 deaths in new jersey and 107 deaths nation-wide. >>> there are no signs this morning of a man who disappeared from a peninsula mental health facility. 67-year-old kenneth morrison was reported seen at second street. he is described as 5'7", 220 pounds with gray hair and a beard. >>> a richmond firefighter is recovering this morning after suffering
. welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning, the aftermath of the superstorm. new york city slowly getting back to normal this morning, but no heat, no power, gas running low. bumper to bumper traffic. patience is being tested. some subways are running again this morning, so many are buses. fares, free, today, as workers are trying to keep the financial heart of the country beating. rob marciano this morning at the brooklyn bridge for us. hey, rob, good morning! >> reporter: good morning, soledad. there'll be a lot of foot traffic once again over this bridge. and if you are in a car, you'll need at least three people in that vehicle. carpooling is going to be the call today, because yesterday, there was absolute gridlock across the city. we didn't have much in the way of bus lines running. these subways were still shut down. all the people that would typically travel underground were trying to get to work aboveground. and boy, some places, there was chaos. i mean, people pushing and shoving, just to try to get on a bus. many buses that were traveling past 10th and 14th stree
of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do something to it, is very difficult. narrator: two massive underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed the v
portion of new york city is still in the dark as crews rush to try to restore electricity. >> now little by little the city's transportation system is coming back online. limited subway, bus and commuter rail service is going to have start this morning. and ines ferre has more. >> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to sheafiest hand the damage from superstorm sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still pe
the sky to the sea, clear parts of new york city are still a mess. some areas are still flooded, buried in sand. just aren't there anymore. >> it's a little disturbing. a little heart wrenching. my neighborhood got hit hard also. >> reporter: to get a better idea of what new yorkers are going through, we followed the new york police department on a search and recovery mission. this was the scene tuesday, when the aviation team had to be lowered into the flood zones to rescue five adults and one child from the rooftops of their home. >> it was pretty daring. it was pretty intense. pretty stressful. but those guys pulled it off. >> reporter: we're now flying over staten island, the hardest of the five boroughs to get to. and the devastation is unimaginable. it almost looks like a wrecking ball just came through and just swept those homes out. from this high up in the air, it almost looks like toothpicks just scattered everywhere across this borough. this staten island marina looks like a bunch of toy boats piled up. but from the water, we get a whole, new perspective. what are we looking
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today,thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have thr
power and water or heat. >> most new-york city schools are preparing to also reopen tomorrow. still major obstacles is the largest school districts. many residents are still without power and some are trying to piece together what is left of their homes. and this gas shortage people are having difficulty * kidding around. this is because of their of their still having-difficulty getting a round. >> this d u i driver critically injured a pedestrian. that story, coming up. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> santa rosa this man on probation for dui is in custody for 80 w--sanother dui chrisen ballesterso on coffee lane.. >> a livermore teacher is arrested for indecent and the exposure. he was in his car
for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we started on this project in 1969. i'm a sandhog. i've been a sandhog for 37 years. narrator: sandhogs are the men of local 147, who work deep below the city. they began building the infrastructure of new york in 1872. from the subways to the sewers, the water tunnels to the highway tunnels, new york city thrives because of their work. ryan: you got one little hole in the ground, and nobody knows we're here. see the empire state building, right. that's 1,000 feet. so you figure, yo
this morning in new york city and many other communities. however, drivers are still waiting in those long lines for gasoline. and officials predict another difficult commute this morning because not all subways and trains are running yet. >> there is new you are jens in the recovery effort this morning because the weather is not helping millions of storm victims. jim axelrod is in the hard hit rockaways section of queens. >> reporter: good morning. this week, the weather forecasts are providing one more challenge for those parts of new york and new jersey that have been devastated by sandy. freezing temperatures that will affect the nearly 1.5 million customers still without power. >> onions. >> reporter: in the far rockaways section of queens, volunteers like diane chang aren't waiting for the government to help those who need it. they're doing it themselves. >> we're told they needed hot food out here. we thought we'd cook some hot food. >> reporter: at this intersection a makeshift supermarket sprang up in a parking lot. donations from churches and synagogues provided the inventory. fo
of about 39th street, new york city in the dark. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> how are you? you okay? oh, no. they're suffering. >> yeah. >> we're going to help you get it all together. all right? i promise. promise. you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? that's the most important thing. we're going to get this whole thing set up. my guy craig fugate is here. craig, this is the owner of the marina. i want to make sure that she knows that we're going to immediately make sure that she gets the help she needs to get this all back together. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. >> good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's thursday, november 1st. with us on set, we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. we have chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. and yes, he is, he's here. msnbc political analyst and vice president and executive editor, richard wolffe. and in washington, washington anchor for "bb krrgs world news america," katty kay. good to have you all on board. willie, hi. >> hello, mika. >> a lot to get to. that's my sweater. aftermath
town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear from both sides in that case. >>> a bit later, we'll switch gears with a look at tonight's power ball jackpot drawing. there are 325 million reasons or so to buy a ticket. it is one of the biggest jackpots in history. did you buy one? will you buy one? >> i am going to play and then i am going to pray. >> i like that strategy. i like it. >> we'll see if it works this time. >>> we do want to begin with the death of actor larry hagman. msnbc's thomas roberts is here with a lot more on that. good morning. >> he truly was a one of a kind. larry hagman will forever be remembered for iconic role as j.r. ewing on the primetime drama "dallas." the character was a scheming business cheat, an unfaithful husband, and a
of cold air. boy, new york city getting down to 39 with the snow tomorrow. d.c. in the pocket of cold, too. >> oh, we have a whole group >> oh, we have a whole group here from arkansas. they have a little gift for robin. feeling very much like the holidays. i'll bring it inside. >> thank you, ginger. >>> where to find the best bang for your buck this cyber monday? we have great tips for you. >>> the latest trend for documenting your life online. one woman's pregnancy told in 1 now snapshots over nine months. >>> and deck the studio. jonathan adler getting into the spirit. >>> and alicia keys live performing here on "gma." ♪ this girl is on fire i've been taking a multivitamin for years. centrum silver. both of us actually. our pharmacist recommended it. and that makes me feel pretty good about it. and then i heard about a study looking at multivitamins and the long term health benefits. and what do you know? they used centrum silver in the study. makes me feel even better, that's what i take. sorry, we take. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied.
? >> what are we learning? gosh, what we learned that sandy did quite a number on new york city, and now the damage estimates are tallied up and new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is asking the federal government for $9.8 billion, with a b, $9.8 billion to help in the recovery. follow me here. that's after starting with the city's total public and private losses which were estimated at $19 billion, and then you break that out, so about $4 billion was covered by private insurers, about $5 billion expected to come from fema and then come up with the $9.8 billion figure which is just part of the $30 billion aid package that new york governor andrew cuomo has requested. what mayor bloomberg has done, brooke, he sent a letter to the members of the new york state congressional delegation asking for this money, saying, new york city will struggle to recover in the long-term unless this money -- this federal funding is given. >> was he being specific as far as where in the city the money needs to go the most? >> yeah, you look at the letter, what bloomberg is essentially saying is that, loo
coast is slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning some new york city subways are rolling again. also today laguardia airport is re-opening. but 5 million people are still without electricity and the number of deaths blamed on sandy has passed 70. ines ferre joins us now with more on the storm from lower manhattan. ines. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. i am at the entrance of new york's fdr drive and you can see that this area is still flooded after the storm. but down at the jersey shore, that devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island con
are scheduled to reopen tomorrow. today's new york city marathon has been cancelled. fema funds have been approved to repair damaged roads and building in new york city and outlying areas that still need a lot of help. abc news reporter robert reports. >>> the nypd patrols the dark streets surrounding this beach, a welcome site for residence, who say the city has been slow to respond to their crisis. >> you could feel the house move. anthony said he will never forget the night sandy came ashore, flooding his neighborhood with up to five feet of water. >> this is like nothing you have ever seen in my worst nightmare. the scariest movie i've ever seen times ten. >> he used this to rope to rescue three neighbors by pulling them off their roof and into his second story bedroom but he would rather talk about the hundreds of volunteers who descended on his neighborhood over the past few days. >> but the heroes are the people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and towels and everything. the people around here because nobody else did nothing for us. >> it started of
in the northeast, as well. 46 right now in new york city and 56 in cleveland. there was a big talk about a possible nor'easter coming up this week across portions of the northeast. that would have been a big issue but take a look at travel forecast as we head into mid-week, a big travel time of the year, we're expecting nice weather along the eastern half of the country, worldwide sunshine, it looks good as we head through the mid-week. westbound more stormy weather if northern parts of the california and in oregon and washington. >> gregg: in new york for the thanksgiving day parade, looks like a really nice day on thursday. thanks very much. >> heather: what is your favorite part of the parade. >> gregg: i like it all. they are so great. different characters. it will be coming down sixth avenue. >> heather: we can go outside and watch it. >> new questions about business of selling marijuana. entrepreneurs are finding not everyone is on board. >> gregg: and christmas in egypt. a christians in egypt have a new leader. we have a video of the elaborate ceremony. >> heather: and weeks after super stor
of cities certainly here in new york we pass homeless people every day just trying to get by. this cop went above and beyond the call of duty and showed an inspiring level of compassion. we'll show you the backstory on that coming up as well. >>> later you figure michael jordan can probably golf anywhere in the world he would like because he is air jordan after all. wait tell you hear why one golf course just banned him from playing there. that is coming up in "the skinny." wow, anyone bans one of the greatest sports legislates ever. >> that sounds like a bad business decision to me. i don't get it. >> i don't either. we'll explain it. >>> we begin with the $587 million question. just who are the lucky winners of the largest powerball payout ever? it's not me. >> nor me. surveillance video from suburban washington, d.c., shows a man certainly acting like a new multi-millionaire. the pictures capture him checking his ticket at a gas station in maryland. the clerk and several customers say he had all six numbers, he said he bought the ticket in arizona, but left without revealing his identity
around the new york city metro area. where they plan to distribute 12 million gallons of gasoline to run generators. meanwhile, the death toll sales at 113. >>> it's been nearly a week since sandi hit. how are things coming along? >> let's go live to staten island this morning. good morning. electricity continues to be a big problem. how many people in new york are still without power? >> reporter: good morning to you. throughout new york city about 800,000 people still without power. that means no key. obviously, they are only adding to the frustrations here. this is a sample of what people and construction crews -- public works crews, rather, are trying to deal with. debris all throughout the streets here. it is not just clothes and photos and memories, but in some cases its entire structures of houses that have been sort of washed away and line the roads. as you might imagine, this actually is an improvement, but there is still so much more that has to be done. >> here on the west coast we see a lot of pictures of storm damage, roads being blocked with water, the subways being flooded
and could climb in the weeks ahead. new york city is ending gas rationing that started after sandy. most gas stations in the city are now up and running. >>> iran is accusing the u.s. navy of carrying out illegal and provocative acts in the persian gulf. in letters to the united nations, iran said the navy repeatedly violated its air space. the iranian ambassador claims u.s. jets and drones have flown over the country, disregarding radio warnings. >>> the young pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the taliban may not be going back to pakistan. 15-year-old malala yousufzai, who was shot in the head for speaking out for girls' education, could make britain her permanent home. her father is considering a job at the pakistani consulate. >>> and finally this morning, the white house is getting in the christmas spirit. first lady michelle obama and daughters, malia and sasha, received the christmas tree on friday, which arrived on a horse-drawn charge. it's from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putti
the studio and your he' seeing a mad dash. >> you better believe it, here in new york city alone, there are nearly 16,000 lotteries and it's hard to walk up and down the streets without seeing people pick up tickets and hit the streets of manhattan during the busiest shopping season of the year to see what hopeful buyers are hoping to scoop up if they win. >> look at that, i've got the winning ticket. thanks. >> so if you win, you're going to take your kids to disney world and do what else? >> i'll probably buy a nice house on the beach southwest. >> and give 10, $20, like $100 bill and win the ticket and win the jackpot. how come you decide today play today. my co-worker mentioned the price how high it is, i decided why not. >> what would you do if you won? >> i'm not quite sure, anything, and everything. >> big bucks, no whammies got my two bucks and hook it up, hook it up. give me the winning ticket here. >> and this is the winning ticket. good luck. >> sorry, guys, probably the last time you're going to see me on camera. or maybe wednesday will be the last time, actually here
: new york city kids went back to school, the big apple subways up and running, and the gas lines still long but getting shorter as the new supply makes its way to the battered storm zone. in the hard hit rockaways neighborhood, this woman is at her breaking point. >> eight days. the mayor talks. the governor says the sun is out today. who cares? who cares if the sun is out today. get us the services that everybody need out here. we are desperate. >> reporter: after the storm, jane stayed behind with her elderly parents. the ambulance for her mother couldn't make it through the sand-clogged streets. >> i have resorted to putting on the gas jets on the stove. >> among the 1.4 million people without power in the weak of hurricane sandy. 115,000 right here in new york city. with temperatures expected to dip below freezing, hypothermia is a threat especially for the elderly and young children. sandy's death toll its at 106 people. 40 in new york city alone. and the cold brings fresh fear. >> nypd patrol officers would use loud speakers to urge people to go where they can be warm. >> shelter
will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy, and that cold front that is apparently going to move in this weekend, jim, give me an idea of what's happening there in terms of people trying to recover, pick up the pieces, move on, what? >> there's a major push going on long beach island today. they have brought in scores of heavy pieces of heavy equipment, utility trucks that are trying to repair some of the electrical lines, the overheadlines. this is long bea
're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the claim that allen goodman fell down the stairs while holding the cup and she passed the polygraph test. >>> the company that makes 7-up is being sued by an advocacy group accused of making false claims about anti-ox dants. ad for certain varieties of 7-up give impression that anti-oxidants come from fruit. and that it prohibits from companies fortifying soft drinks with nutrients. >> i always go to soft drinks looking for vitamins and minerals. a guy walked into a hooters, wants a drink, no big deal, right? >> of course. it was a big real
in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> it is another flood. another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know, if they're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the cla
in new york city, police are hunting for a potential serial killer. they're now questioning a person of interest. they picked up a man believed to be the person you see here, spotted in surveillance video near two of the three execution-style murders. the victims were all middle eastern store owners and were all shot with the same gun. >>> and public nudity will soon be outlawed on the streets of san francisco. lawmakers approved the ban, after complaints that freedom of expression was beginning to spiral out of control. nudists filed a federal lawsuit, hoping to stop the ban from taking effect. that's a look at today's headlines. >> okay. >> however suddenly. >> save the nudity in san francisco. >> we'll be discussing that with sam at 8:00. >> we sure will. >>> for everyone on the move today for thanksgiving. as we told you, there's about 43 million americans out on the roads and in the planes and trains today. and our team's covering all of the angles on this busiest travel day of the year. sam starts us off with the latest on the trouble spots. sam? >> good morning, george. crowde
angeles and new york city. they are part of those communities. they are the two most liberal cities in the united states. >> when clinton it was president it was about monica lewinsky. >> but except mitt romney is not president. it happened four years before romney was running. >> take a random example, joe biden is good source but he doesn't get the attention that ford or reagan. >> would you say biden was biggest targets. >> among democrats. >> jon: do people take these impressions of the late night comedians they make? >> i think they must, why would president obama spend so much time on those shows. >> he spent more time talking to jay leno than he has talking to the press. >> romney has done no national press two weeks before the election. >> except us weekly and rolling stone. >> if he knew he would get coverage he would do it, too. >> where is romney. >> obama is all over the place. >> the president hasn't had a press conference or press corps at the white house in months. president of the united states is not answering questions on benghazi. >> obama is in charge of our midd
of the world trade center. the giant crown is finally on its way to new york city. 408 feet tall, it's being hauled to new york from canada by land and barges by sea. it's in 18 pieces right now. take about three months to build once it is here. >>> another picture tonight. you remember that movie, "up" and now a man taking that movie to real life heights. jonathan trappe recreating a movie scene flying in a small house, right here, attached to helium balloons. he says this is just the beginning. he plans to ditch the house and cross the atlantic in a lifeboat that will float in the air well above the water, attached to an even larger cluster of balloons. >>> something else soaring tonight. the number that makes the "instant index." $325 million. that's the amount of the power ball jackpot. right now, the fourth large nest power ball history. and it's only going to get bigger by tomorrow night. could make someone very thankful this holiday weekend. we love for you to tweet us @dianesawyer, @davidmuir, what catches your eye. >>> and when we come back on the broadcast tonight, a tv dad and tha
.c. area. farther northward, central pennsylvania, toward new york city, a swath of 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected. as you head out on the roadways early this morning, give yourself some extra time. rob and paula, back to you. >> all righty. meteorologist jim dickey and accuweather. thanks for that report. >>> one month after hurricane sandy, there's an astounding new price tag on the storm. new york governor andrew cuomo estimates repairs for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. another $9 billion may be needed to prevent damage from future storms. cuomo says sandy affected many more people and places than did hurricane katrina. >>> next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie, just announce thad he's running for re-election. christie's won praise and new found popularity with his handling of hurricane sandy. he says he is going to seek another term next year. so he can continue leading the state through the long recovery. and he, won back in 2009 by 86,000 votes. so far no democratic challenger has put their name in the hat, but
our infrastructure, our built environment. >> rose: new york city mayor michael bloomberg began and ended his briefing at city hall with words to those who lost hay loved one in the hurricane. new yorkers everywhere joined him extending their thoughts to the victims of disaster. >> everyone here hearts go out to the families of those who lost family in the storm and those who lost their homes. our thoughts and prayers are with everyone and we certainly will give our full support in the next weeks and months to those hurt by the storm. >> rose: we turn to an interview we taped earlier this week with the actor denzel washington. and director bob zemeckis. >> it all comes down to the script for me. when i read a screen play that i can't put down, and when i read a screen play that's unique and really well written and complex, i feel it's worthy to do. and then i heard that denzel was interested in doing it, and when iwhen i read the screen play it was like he was perfect for the part. so i called him up and said, are you really interested in this?" and he said, "year, i am." >> num
is at a store in new york city where tickets are probably a hot commodity. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: yes, they are. this is a big deal. selling hundreds of tickets every hour. people started lining up at 5:00 a.m., and this jackpot, it just keeps growing. it's grown $175 million in just the last three days alone. >> ticket sales are expected to top a whopping $1 billion by tonight's drawing where a single winner could walk away with a cash prize worth $327 million before taxes. >> there you go. good luck. >> i would take my entire family on a cruise around the world. >> a sports car for me. >> aston martin. >> i'll pinch myself. >> reporter: and it's not just the lucky winners who win big. $1 of every $2 powerball ticket goes to the state covering lottery overhead and supporting programs like education. the federal government also hits the jackpot, taking a quarter of the winner's earnings in taxes and, yes, there's more. states and cities can take an additional 5% to 12%. a new york city winner would pay the highest taxes, but lucky winners in eight states may no state taxes on win
. >> and that historic storm may have changed the jersey shoreline forever. there is some good news from new york city this morning. mornings on 2 starts now. >> complete bay area news coverage starting right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. >> it's thursday, november 1st. we start with an investigation into a frightening halloween night accident in santa rosa. two children were hit by a car while trick or treating in the rain. we are live to explain what happened. >> reporter: good morning. those two kids, four and ten expected to survive the injuries from the accident but it happened here. i want to give you a look at this scene. this is a fast road. we have seen the traffic moving by. the trick or treaters were trying to get from one neighborhood to the next. they were already in the crosswalk when the adult saw a car coming northbound on this road. they tried to stop the kids but they went through the crosswalk and that's when they were hit. let me show you video from what it looked like after the accident to show you the conditions. it was raining at the time of the accident
department started to set up mobile fuel stations around the new york city metro area where they plan to distribute 12 million gallons of gasoline to run generators. the death toll stands at 113. meanwhile, it's been nearly a week since sandy hit. how are things coming along? >> he's live in stat -- he's live in staten island this morning and how many people in new york are without power? good morning to you. about 800,000 people in the new york city area are still without power. although that is down from the peak of 2.2 million on tuesday. fortunately, there is some good news. that is the silence that took over after the storm and has been replaced with sounds of the recovery. we have city crews working overnight and lining every street here in staten island. everything from sofas to a filing cabinet. there are hundreds and hundreds of plastic garbage bags. not only yesterday, but today as well and this child's stuffed any male is damp from the storm. and things like in this are on every block here in this neighborhood. the residents say the storm surge was at least 10 fight high. a
is down right now on the busiest travel day of the year. currently in new york city. 53 degrees and 62 in raleigh and 80 currently looking for a daytime high in dallas and 70s on the gulf coast. >> brian: first story in sports is not the amazing newings. former world boxing champ hector camacho was shot in the face. he's in critical condition and shot in puerto rico. hit in the face and neck. another man in the car was killed. so far no motive was revealed. basketball now. lakers eeking out a win under the new coach mike d'antoni. they won over the nets. and we'll let you know how the new stadium s. unbelievable performance for the college hoopster last night. wake the kid and get them dress put them in the shower. jack taylor from division three granle college in iowa scored 138 points. that is a ncaa record. break them down. kilmeade, twen-27 three point and 52 of 108 shots from the field and 7-free throse and world's best basketball players took notice and listen what the pros say. charles jenkins. wouldn't be surprised if he transferred tomorrow with the points. kevin dur an. jack
york city, where victims of hurricane sandy were shown some holiday hospitality. new york governor andrew cuomo joined volunteers to help deliver more than 3,000 turkey dinners to those in need in breezy point. while in manhattan, hundreds of first responders and red cross workers were also served up a thanksgiving meal from the city's top chef. are you ready? >> i am. it's time to get the turkey on. >> it is time. ooimz looking forward to some pumpkin pie, you know? >> that's not bad. apple pie's my favorite. >> i've been craving it. >> a la mode. >>> now to a somber note. it was 49 years ago today that president john f. kennedy was assassinated in dallas, a day in which television played an unprecedented role in reporting a historic national tragedy. here is the very moment nbc news made the announcement when anchorman chet hutley was interrupted by his colleague, bill ryan. >> franklin delano roosevelt -- >> excuse me, here is a news flash. two priests who are with president kennedy say he is dead of bullet wounds. there is no further confirmation but this is what we have on a f
in far rockaway in queens, new york city. so, anna, how are they celebrating thanksgiving in that community? >> reporter: well, heather, the same way they do every year. this is the 19th year that rock and wrap it up has been here at the first congregational church here in queens, new york, but it looks very different this year. in fact, superstorm sandy even devastated this church. their basement was flooded out x they're running this meal operation with no power, so it's a little chilly for folks as well. their going to be serving about a thousand meals today, normally it's about 600. and the new york giants are underwriting this today. the outreach, they say, is not just about the food, it's also therapeutic for sandy victims to talk to one another and the volunteers. >> they leave here, they've had their bellies full, but they've also been able to share experiences and people are here to listen. >> reporter: and, health e the church also has a supply station that we're told has been serving between 70 and 100 people a day since election day. heather: anna, are a lot of
are also making it easier for people to cast ballots. more than 60 polling stations in new york city are still unusable because of flooding or lack of electricity. workers have set up alternative sites. the voting process in manhattan and the city's other borrows has become more high-tech. they can mark paper ballots and insurt those into a scanner. it's the first time the system will be used in a u.s. presidential election. the results will start streaming in tuesday evening in united states. obama and romney will watch the returns come in from the respective home bases, chicago and boston. >>> obama arrived in his hometown early in the morning with the first lady. the latest polls suggest the president and his republican challenger mitt romney remain locked in a dead heat. obama spent the final campaign day visiting three swing states including ohio. he criticized romney's economic policies saying they would expand the wealth gap. romney also visited ohio along with three other battleground states. he said obama's work to fix the economy has ended in failure. >>> romney and obama s
avenue in new york city and go up to the third floor, that's the silver floor. that's the floor that i know very well, because it is a little cheaper. all right. so, we're done with this? thank you, nicole. the dow jones industrial average in the first minutes is up 42 points. i can remember margaret thatcher argument the simple point, the trouble with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money and she was right. which brings me to today's news story. a new report in the london telegraph shows that nearly two-thirds of millionaires left britain to avoid paying a country 50% tax rates. and british conservatives argue that the increase in the higher tax rate led to a loss in government revenue and they say 7 billion pounds was lost. the chance exchecker, george oswald announced the top tax rate will be reduced in april. the point here is that people with money are noble, they walk away from higher taxes and talk about people fleeing the country. one forbes article suggests that we shouldn't even invest in certain states here in our own country. 11 states are in
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